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Better air link with India
Kingfisher Airlines is all set to start its operations in Nepal within a month or so. The Vijaya Mallya-owned Indian private air carrier will connect Kathmandu with New Delhi and Mumbai. While, Naresh Goyal’s Jet Airways will add a ne more...
NTB names new destinations for rural tourism
The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has identified more than 10 new destinations suitable for rural tourism. These scenic spots are expected to add an important dimension to the upcoming Nepal Tourism Year 2011 (NTY 2011) that has targeted to b more...
Three CNP hotels yet to pay dues
Three hotels inside the Chitwan National Park (CNP) that had been shut down after the government did not extend their lease contract have not yet paid the conservation charge and revenue dues. A total of seven hotels inside the park were cl more...
Traffic banned in Thamel
The government decision to declare the 120-meter area in Thamel - stretching from Kathmandu Guest House Chwok to Nursing Chwok- a no-go zone for vehicles will come into effect beginning tomorrow. The move came in the wake of increasing nuis more...
NAC decides to buy two Airbus aircraft
Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has finally decided to buy two aircraft – one wide-body and one narrow-body – from European manufacturer Airbus. The committee formed to decide on the type of aircraft on October 26 decided to pu more...
Entry Fee for Swoyambhu revised
According to a circular distributed by the Federation of Swoyambhu Management and Conservation (FSMC), the entry fee for tourists visiting the World Heritage site Swoyambhu has been fixed at Rs. 50/- for SAARC Nationals and Rs. 200/- for vi more...
Hoteliers enjoying good business
Oct 29th: With the rise in the number of tourist arrivals, hotels in Kathmandu and Pokara are doing brisk business. According to a report on 'The Himalayan Times', hotel entrepreneurs, bookings and reservations are nearly full for the touri more...
NAC may lease aircraft for Delhi flight
The national flag carrier is seeking to lease an aircraft in January for six weeks, as one of its Boeing planes will go for a regular C check to Israel. Executive Chairman of the Nepal Airlines Corporation Sugat Ratna Kansakar told THT that more...
Air Kasthamandap
Air Kasthamandap has brought its second single engine aircraft in the country on October 28. The aircraft with autopilot system has been manufactured by the Pacific Aerospace Pvt Ltd of New Zealand. The aircraft will come into operation soo more...
Plans on to expand Bardiya National Park
According to a report on Nagarik Daily, the government is preparing to expand the area of Bardiya National Park (BNP) to double its present size by annexing 898 sq. km of forest area along the east-west highway in Dang, .The area of the Nat more...
Tourists flock to Nagarkot and Bhaktapur
According to an official estimate, there has been an impressive increment of some 40 percent in the number of tourists visiting Nagarkot and Bhaktapur this year compared to the previous year.In September, a total of 20 thousand tourists vis more...
NAC holding short end of business stick
Ninety per cent of the international air business has been taken over by foreign airlines, with just a 10 per cent share left for the national carrier, according to experts. However, the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoTCA) and Ne more...
Chinese in Mustang for talks
A Chinese delegation representing Jhung Ba County of Tibet led by Cheng Zhu, the county's chief, arrived in Mustang on Sunday for the bilateral talks scheduled to take place at Jomsom on Wednesday. The two sides holding talks after two-year more...
Fishtail Air adds AS350 B3 to its fleet
Fishtail Air has added AS350 B3 helicopter to its fleet.The new helicopter arrived in Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) from Singapore on October 18. The new AS350 B3 helicopter has a capacity to land at an altitude of 23,000 feet. Expl more...
Tourism promotion GAINDAKOT
Locals of Gaindakot in Nawalparasi district have demanded declaring Gaindakot a tourist destination. They have been enthusiastic in developing Gaindakot into a major tourism destination after thousands of domestic and foreign tourists start more...
Future haunts resort workers
The future of workers employed in jungle resorts inside the Chitwan National Park has become uncertain as the government has not decided whether to let the resorts resume their operations. Seven resorts inside the park were idled three mont more...
Nepal to host Adventure Travel Mart
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in association with other stakeholders including the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) is hosting an international conference on adventure travel and tourism on Feb. 1-5, 2010. The event named Adventure more...
Nepal - A favorite vacation destination for Hollywood Producer Emo Philips
In an interview for Chicago Tribune , Hollywood producer and comedian Emo Philips has mentioned Nepal as his favorite vacation destination.(Full story)
Lack of information affects tourists in Bandipur
The tourists visiting Bandipur are facing problems for the Tourist Information Centre there, has remained closed for the last 10 months Two office staffers and 18 tourists guide had padlocked the office since December 14, 2008. The staffers more...
TAAN executive committee nominates three new members
TAAN executive committee nominates three new members The executive committee of Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) held on October 15 nominated three members in the executive committee as per the organization's statute. Thos more...
Library established in memory of tourist
Himalayan Foundation, a New York based social organisation, has set up a library at a local school at Dubachaur VDC of Sindhupalchowk district with financial assistance fromy Americans and non-resident Nepalis living in the US. Awanda S more...
Nepali to take climate message to US
As a part of the call for action on climate change, Pemba Dorje Sherpa, record holder for the fastest ascent of Mount Everest plans to meet US President Barack Obama next week and deliver his message on the crucial number 350, which denotes more...
Chinese tourist arrivals up 14pc
Chinese tourist arrivals have been increasing significantly over the last one decade indicating that China is becoming one of the top markets for Nepal's tourism. Compared to the arrivals from January to September in 2008, Chinese inboun more...
Statues unvieled at NTB premises
Statues of Everest heroes Tenzing Norgay & Edmund Hillary, and pioneer of tourism in Nepal , Boris Lissanevitch were unvieled amidst a function at NTB on 11th October.The statues were jointly unvieled by Tourism Minister, Mr. Sarat Sing more...
New members for NTB
Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation has nominated five members from the private sector as the board of directors in Nepal Tourism Board. The nominated members are Shyam Sundar Lal Kakshyapati from the hotel sector, Ram Kaji Koney and Shi more...
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